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Alexander Steen’s deep analysis of the Dallas Stars’ netminders

The Dallas Stars are a team with a decision to make when it comes to who starts in goal against the St. Louis Blues in the second round. After deploying both Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi throughout the 2015-16 regular season, the team has given Lehtonen the majority of the work in the playoffs (four out […]

DENVER, CO - APRIL 01:  at Pepsi Center on April 1, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Capitals defeated the Avalanche 4-2.

T.J. Oshie watched Game 7, says “I care a lot about those guys”

T.J. Oshie is gone, but certainly not forgotten in St. Louis. Blues fans have been checking in on the current Washington Capitals forward during the playoffs and it turns out that Oshie has been doing the same on the Blues. Oshie’s first quote isn’t entirely clear. Was this the first game he watched this year? […]

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Fun facts about the surge in demand for Blues merchandise

The St. Louis Blues appear to be growing in popularity in a big, big way. Aside from ratings records over on Fox Sports Midwest, the Blues are a hit when it comes to merchandise. Gear is flying off of the virtual shelves and there’s some pretty impressive stats to back it up. Thanks to our friends […]

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Vote to place Vladimir Tarasenko on the cover of NHL 17

Once again hockey fans are being called on to select the player who will grace the cover of the upcoming NHL video game title from EA. This year a total of eight players are in the running including Vladimir Tarasenko of the Blues. It’s difficult to get excited for the vote considering EA has been […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 25: Members of the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues line up for the post-series handshakes after Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The blues beat the Blackhawks 3-2 to win the series.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Game 7 was the highest-rated broadcast in Fox Sports Midwest history

Game 5 set several ratings records on Fox Sports Midwest. Those records didn’t stand up too long as Game 7’s broadcast broke even more records for the network. Game 7 was the most-watched telecast in Fox Sports Midwest history. Game 7 picked up a 19.6 rating (239,000 households), beating out the highest ratings for any […]

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Video: Troy Brouwer had the best reaction after he scored

Troy Brouwer’s goal wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was pretty ugly as it took him three tries to convert. Still, that ugly – yet amazingly beautiful goal – sent Chicago home and sent Blues fans into a frenzy. The best reaction after that goal? It came from Brouwer as he sat on the bench. Incredible.

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Demons vanquished: Blues kick the Blackhawks out of the playoffs

Did that really just happen? The Blues survived another ugly second period and a post-to-post shot to kick the Blackhawks out of the playoffs in Game 7. That sentence feels strange to write as too often the Blues are on the losing side of the handshake line, especially when the spotlight is at its brightest. […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17: Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues watches as his team takes on the Chicago Blackhawks n Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ken Hitchcock sounds delusional, calls Game 7 the best case scenario

The Blues had opportunities to close out the series against the Blackhawks with a win in Game 5 at home or a win on the road in Game 6. Both opportunities were wasted which now forces the worst case scenario – Game 7 back in St. Louis. Though Ken Hitchcock sounds pretty happy about things. […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 21: Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues handles the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Five of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 21, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Game 5 was the highest-rated game in Fox Sports Midwest history

A lot of fans wanted to see the Blues kick the Blackhawks to the curb in Game 5. The Scottrade Center had a crowd close to 20,000 fans and Fox Sports Midwest set a new ratings records with a massive 15.0 rating in the St. Louis market. The disappointing loss was the highest-rated Blues game […]

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Blues miss a glorious opportunity in Game 5

The setting was perfect for Game 5. The Blues had an opportunity to kick the Blackhawks out of the playoffs – an opportunity which doesn’t present itself often. The game was played in front of nearly 20,000 loud, screaming fans in the Scottrade Center. Andrew Shaw was suspended. Things appeared to be lined up for […]

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John Kelly and Darren Pang rip apart Toronto Sun columnist

John Kelly and Darren Pang combine to form one of the best broadcast duos in the NHL. The two have great chemistry and Kelly’s strong play-by-play abilities gel well with Pang’s color commentary. Some people aren’t fans, which is fine, but most columnists and journalists keep those opinions to themselves to remain professional. Toronto Sun […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 17:  Jaden Schwartz #17 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his game-winning goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with teammmate Alexander Steen #20 in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 5, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues defeated the Blackhawks 3-2.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Game 3: Blues win a game they traditionally would have lost

Game 3 had all the ingredients for a disaster. Following the Game 2 spectacle, the Blues were under duress almost immediately in Game 3 but miraculously pulled out a win. Is this a different team from the Blues of old? Game 3 started off in ugly fashion. Right off the hop, the officials gave Kyle […]

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - FEBRUARY 02:  Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Nashville Predators during the second period at Bridgestone Arena on February 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Two retired NHL players say Tarasenko’s lower-body is insane

If you watch Vladimir Tarasenko on the ice, you’re aware he has some slick moves, a wicked shot and some surprising strength. That strength is the most evident as he powers around defenders and shrugs off attempts to knock him down. Thanks to Ryan Whitney and Mike Rupp, two retired NHL skaters, we now know […]

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Report: Ref accused Fabbri of “folding like a card table”

There were a lot of bad calls in Game 2 between the Blackhawks and Blues. One of those was the embellishment call on Robby Fabbri when he was cross-checked by Andrew Ladd. While fans pointed out how ridiculous the call was, one official reportedly claimed Fabbri was “folding like a card table” on the play. […]

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